Produce 101 Pd Says He Constantly Pleaded The Trainees To Not Read Negative Feedback

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'Produce 101' PD says he constantly pleaded the trainees to not read negative feedback
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'Produce 101' PD says he constantly pleaded the trainees to not read negative feedback

With Mnet 'Produce 101' Season 2 wrapping up successfully, PD Ahn Joon Young recently sat down with Sports World for an exclusive interview.

"We were always thrown under the bus the entire time the program aired. There were even times when life-threatening comments were made, but I feel like that was clear evidence the show was receiving much attention from the masses," PD Ahn Joon Young explained.

"I don't get upset when I receive hateful comments but I felt really bad when such despiteful words were geared towards the trainees. So every time that happened, I would warn the trainees 'don't read negative feedback, but only read the positive ones.'"

Produce 101 Season 2 Trainees To Vote For Most Handsome Contestant Among Themselves
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Produce 101 Season 2 Trainees To Vote For Most Handsome Contestant Among Themselves

Produce 101 season 2 has resumed filming with all 98 contestants.

According to broadcast sources on April 17, Mnets Produce 101 season 2 gathered all of the trainees on April 15 and recorded an episode. This marks their second meet-up after their official broadcast together on April 7.

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The trainees reportedly had a time to review episodes one and two and talk with one another. Plus, the staff supposedly organized a segment to pick the best looking trainee out of the 98 contestants. In the first season, the girl trainees also did a similar task where they voted to pick who would get the center stage.

Brand New Music criticized for preparing to debut a new boy group with trainees currently on 'Produce 101'
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Brand New Music criticized for preparing to debut a new boy group with trainees currently on 'Produce 101'

Netizens are criticizing Brand New Music for preparing to debut a new boy group with trainees currently on 'Produce 101' season 2. 

Rhymer, the CEO of Brand New Music, stated to Sports DongA that the label's first boy group is almost done preparing. However, their debut date is not yet confirmed as some of the members are currently auditioning on 'Produce 101' season 2. 

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Following the news, netizens criticized Brand New Music and commented, "Brand New Music is already done preparing to debut a group and all the members are ready to go. It sounds like he's asking us to not vote for Lee Dae Hwi since that will push back the group's debut if he promotes with the top 11. Traitor... I'm not voting for them", "So they're just using 'Produce 101' to increase their popularity before debut lol That's so shady. It means they had it all planned out before they went on 'Produce 101'."

Rank A trainees on 'Produce 101' season 2 to hold a special stage on 'M Countdown' next week
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Rank A trainees on 'Produce 101' season 2 to hold a special stage on 'M Countdown' next week

The rank A trainees of 'Produce 101' season 2 will be going on 'M Countdown' again.

Back in March, the trainees auditioning for the competition program held their very first stage on 'M Countdown' with ''Pick Me''. According to an Mnet associate, only the 16 trainees in rankA will be given the chance to go on a special stage again and perform ''Pick Me''.

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The top 16's special stage on 'M Countdown' will be airing on the 27th.

'Produce 101' releases the behind the scenes clip of the trainees' performance at Nexen vs. LG game
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'Produce 101' releases the behind the scenes clip of the trainees' performance at Nexen vs. LG game

Mnet 'Produce 101' season 2 released a behind the scenes clip. 

Back on March 31, the trainees on the competition program performed ''Pick Me'' and threw the opening pitch at the Nexen vs. LG  baseball game. On April 19, Mnet released the behind the scenes clip that captures the preparation process for the event. 

SEE ALSO: 'Produce 101' season 2 trainees perform 'Pick Me' and throw first pitch at Nexen vs. LG baseball game

Check it out in the clip above!

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